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COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Connecting the Dots: The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Connecting the Dots: The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art

Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Aku Kadogo, Spelman Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the Arts, will present a special dialogue with Tyree Guyton, creator of the renowned Heidelberg Project of Detroit. Acting on his vision many years...
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: "Blues for an Alabama Sky"

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: “Blues for an Alabama Sky”

Thursday, April 2, 2015 7:00 p.m. Finding connections with Maren Hassinger’s ground-breaking contribution to performance art and interdisciplinary practice, the Alliance Theatre presents a very special evening with Pearl Cleage, C’ 71, the award-winning playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet commemorating...
BLACK BOX: Keith Purvis: "Travis & Tabitha"

BLACK BOX: Keith Purvis: “Travis & Tabitha”

Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:30 p.m. Travis & Tabitha is an independently financed dramedy directed by Keith Purvis about a 26 year-old failed fashion designer (Tabitha) and 28 year-old aspiring cook (Travis) who, out of necessity, become reluctant roommates on...
Can't wait to hear more about Maren Hassinger?

Can’t wait to hear more about Maren Hassinger?

Read her interview in BOMB Magazine.
Community Day

Community Day

Saturday, April 18, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A fun-filled exploration of Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming for participants of all ages that includes make-and-take workshops, interactive tours, giveaways from local cultural institutions, and more.
Yoga in the Museum

Yoga in the Museum

Mondays, February 16 – April 27, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Look closely at works of art on view in Maren Hassinger  . . . Dreaming through the lens of balance, focus, and strength. Then connect these ideas with...
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"Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming"

“Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming”

For more than four decades Maren Hassinger, a sculptor, performance artist, and the Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute and College of Art, has created work that examines the tenuous relationship between nature and industrialism....
"AFRICA Forecast" (fall 2015 and spring 2016)

“AFRICA Forecast” (fall 2015 and spring 2016)

AFRICA Forecast explores how African fashion design has changed, evolved, and been practiced in an international arena. Including garments, textiles, photographs, videos, interior treatments, and furniture, this original exhibition, which is curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D. and Erika Dalya...

Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming
February 12 – May 16, 2015

For more than four decades Maren Hassinger (b. 1947) has been recognized as a pioneering artist who mindfully explores our relationship to nature, movement, and transformation. Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming featuring sculpture, videos, and installations—several which were recreated expressly for this project—is a long awaited and timely examination of the artist’s life and work. This original exhibition, curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D. and Anne Collins Smith, brings a substantial body of Hassinger’s work, created from 1986 to the present, to the Southeast for the first time.

 

 

Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming is made possible by
the Friends of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.

Additional support provided by

Wish Foundation and LUBO Fund

The forthcoming catalogue was made possible by with support from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

Maren Hassinger

“Wrenching News,” 2010. Shredded, twisted, and wrapped newspapers (New York Times).
Wall: 7′ x 7′ x 1′. Floor: 6′ x 6′ x 1′.
Courtesy the artist.